Good day readers! It’s been a while. The truth is between the hustle and bustle of the workweek, my social and personal commitments, and a long list of other must-do’s, the task of expressing myself here has been neatly tucked far away into a box I’ve labeled “things I love to do but don’t have time for”. Well today, I am pulling that box off the shelf and getting my ass back on track. It has occurred to me that if I feel that I don’t have time to do the things I really love doing, then I am doing something wrong. By spending the majority of my time doing all the things “I need to get done” for work, family, friends, etc. I am neglecting the very things that fulfill me the most. My beloved yoga practice, writing, and research are the first things on the chopping block on a busy day. I clearly have some room for growth in terms of priorities. I have hit the mute button on the dreamy, creative, expressive side of me in favor of my pragmatic, analytical, logical side. And that is not working for me anymore. In stepping back to see what’s really going on here for me I realized that, at some point, I decided doing something for the love of it wasn’t really enough motivation for me.
In a world that’s driven by concrete deadlines, hard due dates and observable results, inspired creativity is like an elusive vapor that is no where and everywhere at the same time. And I think for me, framing it as something that I want to get done but that isn’t ever due, extinguishes the embers before I’ve even begun to let my words start to glow. So, I have decided to start giving myself some deadlines. Which means, you will be seeing more regularly scheduled posts this summer- every Thursday. Excited? I am.
The Dare: Be honest about your own wishes, dreams, and desires. What do you want to create in your life? Give yourself a deadline and see if that helps motivate you and re-prioritize those things that you want to do just because you want to do them. That’s surely reason enough but in this crazy world, a due date might be the little push we all need.